Review: The serious and subterranean techno adventures of NX1 continue unabated with the sixth installment on the German duo's self-titled imprint, adding more fuel to the cerebral, hypnotic fire being vigorously fanned by Donato Dozzy et al. The A side is particularly dreamy, as a tidal pad echoes out into the abyss and the percussion falls as light as a feather without losing that prerequisite dose of danceable energy. "NX 06 017" has a bit more bite as punchy synth sounds cut through the fog and the drum machines awaken, but it all leads up to the paranoid siren cycle of "NX1 06 018", which represents the livelier end of the NX1 repertoire.
Review: We don't know much about who is behind this shadowy alias but when the music is so dense and vibrant, it really doesn't matter. Marking the first release for the self-titled label, whoever is behind the controls has created a sparse and bass-driven, quasi-techno number on "A01" - reminding us of Tase or anything on Atelier - and a militant, dubby ripper on "A02". Both sides sound like they've been made by someone with some experience and are warmly recommended. No snoozing on this one..!
Review: Fierce industrial techno executions from Barcelona based duo Surit and Samot aka NX1. Wasting no time getting stuck in, the duo bang out "022" which is the kind no holds barred techno that could have equally found them at home on a label like Token with its pulverising double kick balanced out by a bleepy and hypnotic melody. The onslaught continues with the peak time acid techno madness of "023" which sounds like it was influenced by Waveform Transmissions era Jeff Mills. Finally on the flip is the equally Mills/Axis indebted "024" with that squealing monosynth lead and punishing 909 machine drum brutally looping you into submission.